Jan
26

Innovista: USC Seeking 385-Acre Rezoning Downtown

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Columbia to hold final two public meetings on plan this week

– The State

For a glimpse of downtown Columbia’s future, stand in the parking lot of the Publix grocery store between Gervais and Lady streets and look around.

The area surrounding the old Confederate Printing Plant and Trustus Theater — an industrial wasteland just a decade or so ago — is now an urbanist’s dream of condos, live-work units, town houses, apartments, stores, bars, restaurants and galleries.

It’s a big-city mix USC would like to see extend throughout an “innovation district” — a 500-acre area encompassing the school’s Innovista research campus and stretching from Assembly Street to the Congaree River, Gervais Street to Catawba Street.

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LINK TO ARTICLE HERE:
http://www.thestate.com/local/story/663345.html
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An interactive map of the Innovista development can be found here.
http://innovista.sc.edu/map/
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Mike Dodds

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